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Friday, February 13, 2015

stencil storage , GIVEAWAY & shipping update...

today I'm sharing the back cover of
  I use this binder to store my stencils & 
keep them organized...

below you'll see Megan again,
 combined with some new things & some from past releases...

one reason I was so happy to 
FINALLY get
was the option to use them 
on larger art parts...

art parts, like this set 
that holds the smaller stamp sets &

you can color all 4 sides of the binders 
in under 5 minutes...

art parts can certainly be inked with distress ink & the blending tool...

or...

use the sprays to make it
 super quick & E A S Y...

for my covers, I 
misted them with the stains & I was done in 3.5 SECONDS...
seriously...

just dry the stain, then add shading to the edges with the blending tool...

& broken china spray stain as my base colors

are extra awesome on larger art parts...
in addition to being quick, they give beautiful smooth coverage & several colors can be sprayed to blend before drying...
they might look blotchy when sprayed onto art parts, because they are wetting the paper surface, but as they dry...
PERFECTION!

you'll see the new "borders" stencil 
used 2 ways...
at the top of the cover, I inked thru the stencil just once, using sky blue archival ink...

same stencil at the bottom, but with leaf green, red geranium & sky blue...

I started at the bottom & used sky blue, then repositioned the stencil to mask off the blue inked areas & then added red geranium...
then moved the stencil up to cover the red geranium & added the leaf green...

I stopped at 3 rows, but you could easily continue the pattern to make a large multi colored background or fill the whole front of a card...

in any colors you choose!

or...
you can stamp thru the stencil to add text or polka dots on just one row...

or...

you can add embossing paste to just one row for a cool textured border...

these days I'm addicted to 
and it would also be cool to use 
to accent just one stenciled row 
& allow the color to show thru...

there's lots of possibilities with 

LOVE the large sentiment from an earlier release...
combined with a new one...

the heart was cut from 

the black heart is embossed 

after the powder cooled, I added 
to the center, with the new remnant rub tool...

you'll also see subtle text (LCS037 botanical art) stamped in the background with watering can archival...



Megan was stamped with jet black archival, onto newsprint that was added to
the clear version of
with glue n seal...
then I cut her out...





I used fern green with the sunburst stencil, to give her a halo effect...

I changed the flower in her hair & used just the flower from this stamp...

 the flower was stamped twice onto CFA that is covered with newsprint...

after heating the CFA, the flower can be shaped for dimension...
I LOVE this adhesive foam for layering & for adding CFA to projects...
and it's black, 
so it's not noticeable between the layers...

oh...that little butterfly...
stenciled onto CFA newsprint & cut out to create a custom embellishment...
it's attached to Megan with the tiny attacher...


the stencil binder comes with a medium ring, 
but as your stencil collection grows, 
just change the ring to a larger size...
the binder will grow & can hold as many stencils
 as fit on any size ring...

shipping update!

stamp sets, SiSi's, background stamps and stencils started shipping a few weeks ago...

 early this week...
be watching your fav store...
or check out your favorite on line...


now about that GIVEAWAY...


since I LOVE my blog friends...
I'll give this NEW stamp set to a random commenter...



it has my favorite little hosta stamp & also the flower I used today in Megan's hair...

I chose this set because the LOVE sentiment in the lower right corner is perfect 
for Valentine's Day...

just leave a comment & you're entered...
super SIMPLE!
Rick will draw a random winner before the next blog post...
GOOD LUCK!

no chocolate for me...
I'd rather have supplies to...

make art!
wendy
ps...
I hope your Valentine's Day is PERFECT...


152 comments:

steffi said...

Lovely project (as always!) and what a great stamp set - I agree with you about the sentiment bottom right!!

pattyb said...

LOVE ideas for stencil storage and this one is perfect!!! Thanks as always for your generosity in showing new projects and your giveaways! Happy Valentine's Day to you and Rick!!!

Shannon Miller said...

Lovely project..love the stencil storage tip :)

Felicia Aaron said...

This is a great project Wendy, but your projects are always wonderful! I love the stamp set and yes, that beautiful flower, which is perfect in Megan's hair! Gorgeous, gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win!:) Blessings

Heather Thompson said...

I love Hostas. What a fabulous stamp. Thank for the chance Wendy happy valentines to all.

Cec said...

Megan sure gets around and looks more fabulous each time. Love the storage idea and definitely easier than the pile in a box like mine. Have a Happy Valentine's Day.
Hugs!
Cec

Gramma said...

Great storage idea. Thank you so much for sharing. Love the stamp set. My new inks arrived yesterday, perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Terri Burson said...

I love this! There are so many techniques I want to try....finding the time, that's the key! I sure do love the burnished look with the wood ink. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. This crafter can always use new stamps!

Sue C said...

Gorgeous Wendy! Love the embossed heart and Megan looking very cool! Sue C x

Beejay said...

This set is super versatile! I can't wait to use your new products! Thanks for sharing your Art with us!

michelle said...

I love this idea what a great way to store the stencil and so pretty to have sitting out in reach when you need them!

Patty Williams said...

Black foam tape - genius idea ! Why didn't I think of that ? Love everything about it . And the stamp set - that sentiment caught my eye right away - looking in the same direction !

thank you

Victoria Burgess said...

I just love your products and your generosity in sharing them. I'm also with you - I always ask for art stuff for presents! :)

Tori Burgess

gail Jones said...

Thank you so much for all you share. I have learned tons. I real like the sentiment about looking together in the same direction. soooo true.

suzyb said...

I thank you for your tutorials on how you make your lovely pieces. I enjoyed this one as usual. Your work is always wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Ruby Craft said...

Love your stencil cover. You make this look so easy. I haven't tried the distress sprays yet but hope to soon. I've added the starter kit to my wish list. I've had my eye on your technique for a while and would love to give it a try so I might out to add a couple of more things to my list. I'm almost with you on the Chocolate, but have to have it for Valentine's Day. Of course if someone did want to slip in some art supplies I'd be very happy!

Kristy Tyra said...

A perfect set! Beautiful!

Cafe Crop said...

Great ideas, as always. I had to chuckle though at "CFA" as I immediately thought "Chick-Fil-A? How does that work into this project." :)

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Just got my package from Funkie Junkie with my new colors, 4 stencils, 5 SiSis, and 2 stamps sets (this happening to be one of them)! Got a 4-day weekend to play, play, play!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful project. TFS

Lisa C said...

Wonderful and beautiful way to organize stencils!

Gabrielle said...

Wonderful to see how and where you keep your stencils. You'd be mortified at the way I keep mine. Perhaps this is the kick I need to be tidier!?!

Sara said...

Love the way you store your stencils! Thanks for a chance at winning one of your fabulous stamp sets! Have a fabulous weekend!

Crafty Claire said...

I LOVE the new stamp set. I can see how it could compliment my ever growing stash of Studio 490 stamps.

Becca Cruger said...

Your projects never cease to amaze me! There's so much texture and romantic whimsy. Gorgeous!

Anne said...

Can't wait to see the new supplies in stores! I love that your binder is "expandable" to accommodate a growing stencil collection.

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous, Wendy!! The heart looks amazing!! Megan is stunning!! I love the design and colors!! As always, so inspired by you!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sue Waters said...

I played with your three new inks this morning. Have the embossing powders too but didn't break into them. To quote Scarlett, Tamarrah's another day! I love your binder for your stencils. Never thought of that!

Linda said...

Well Rick, you have a tough job ahead of you. Wendy I did receive my new ink pads and re-inkers, still waiting on the embossing powders for the granite-ware. Thanks for the chance to win.

sue said...

Always love your art! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

Caroline D. said...

The back cover looks gorgeous! Thanks for all the step out photos too. Would love to have that stamp set... crossing my fingers. Have a great weekend!

Barb S said...

Happy Valentines Day! Thanks for the giveaway and as always the fabulous ideas and inspiration! No chocolate for me either...I would rather have craft supplies.

jezebel said...

Yay, love this! Just a few minutes ago the HUB dropped the mail in my lap and there was the order of watering can pad and reinker! Can't wait for the rest of the new stuff I ordered to start trickling in. I need to get Megan next... 😊

Thanks for all the inspiration, Wendy! You Rock!

Debby said...

Love your project! Can't wait until I get some of my new supplies. Just hoping to have some time for art!
Hope you and Rick have a Happy Valentines' Day.

A Pink said...

Another great make n blogpost ! Wendy . You never fail us !
N yet another generous opportunity to be in with a chance of winning such a beautiful stampset . Hope lady lucks shining down on this friday 13th !

Maria Soto said...

as always, another great project. love your work!!

Vic said...

Wow, I love Megan more every time I see you use her! Another fantastic piece of art. TFS

Mary Owen said...

It never ceases to amaze me, how you keep coming up with such useful and beautiful projects. Thanks for the insiration.

JPScraps said...

Love this! And, I'm with you...give me craft supplies instead of chocolate!

Linda on the Prairie said...

Could I have art supplies AND chocolate? I really like the stamp set. The sentiments stamps are lovely.

Barbara Howell said...

I love your project today. Thanks for the stencil idea and the chance to win that gorgeous stamp set.

Shari Czerwinski said...

As always, your projects inspire me. I love your style so much! Great stencil storage and lovely stamp set for the giveaway.

2amscrapper said...

Megan is my daughter's name so I now have this stamp set along with the granite ware starter kit. Just need time to play......

Janie said...

Love it. I need to do this for my stencils. The collection is growing.

Happy Valentines Day.

Dorothy said...

I wanna be random!!!
Love it all Wendy!!

SusanK said...

No, from the bottom of MY heart, thank YOU for all that have given to the art world! Would love to win this fabulous stamp set!!!

Tona said...

LOVE this project! I'm with you about the chocolate vs crafting supplies. I made an online order last night of some of yours & Tim's products & then showed my husband what he got me for valentines day ;)

grammypat said...

Love Megan in your layout with the pretty flower but I especially the effect the chain attached to the heart gives. Thank again for more inspiring ideas .

Jennifer Yolland said...

Thanks for the wonderful ideas and the giveaway - I love the words in this stamp set, hope I win it, gorgeous projects you post!

Kat said...

Just Love your style and all the stamps!!!

Deb said...

Wow, great stamp set...what a great saying being engaged so deeply with the person you love, that you share a common gaze, or a word spoken at the same time is so fleeting and yet so powerful! Thanks for the chance to win.

Helen said...

I am desperate for some decent stencil storage... thanks! I need a jumbo ring though... Hope you have a great Valentines, making art! thanks for the chance to win some beautiful stamps.

Wilma said...

As alwyus, a great give away. Believe me...i love al your pieces of art and project!!

Nancy Zunic said...

This is wonderful and a great idea for stencil storage! I love that hanging heart and Megan of course! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Gena Glover said...

So beautiful! Love the stamp set :)

Mary Ruth said...

Soooo beautiful!!!

Jean said...

I love all the details on this! Great storage idea!! Thanks for the chance to win these wonderful stamps!

Dot said...

Such a beautiful set! Thank you for the chance to enter!

Bonnie Klocke said...

Love the stamp but I haven't seen anything of yours I did't like. Love it all and gotta get it all. Love ya.

Jane said...

Just magical Wendy....I would so love to give that baby hosta stamp (and the rest of the set) a home here in England. Thanks for the chance x

Susan Shrader said...

Perfect storage ideas. The stamp set is gorgeous. Thank you for another giveaway chance.

Linda Bell said...

Wendy, I love what you do with all your art. Thanks for a chance to win this super great stamp set.

Anita said...

Stunning! Great tips! I love how you changed the flower. I agree on art supplies over chocolate.

Laura said...

ahwww come on ...a pro like you can handle chocolate and supplies all at once. I'm eating chocolate right now and still soaking up some craftiness. :)
Laura

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous piece of heart, I love the embossed heart and the flower in her hair. I am hoping for a creative day on Valentine's . Tracy x

Barbara Smith said...

I love clicking on every single link in your blog posts...they always lead me to a new realm of possibilities! Please count me in...love your stamps and these are awesome!
Peace & Love,
Barb

Leslie M. said...

You inspire me with every post!! Looking at the tons of arts parts I have with a new light today. Off to play!

Ruth L said...

I love the stamp set you chose, that sentiment is great! But your projects are gorgeous always, so are your designs!

Nikki Davis said...

If the boyfriend gets be supplies instead of chocolates for Valentine's day, then I know he's a keeper!

Nancy Furtney said...

Another amazing project I have to do! Thanks for the ideas and always challenging me to try new techniques. Love your products

Nox said...

What a beautiful cover. I love the different colours, and the entire layout. It's very inspiring and a lovely way to organize your stencils. The stamp set you are offering is gorgeous; I would love to be the proud owner of that set, whether I am selected or not!

Lori Arnett said...

I love the stencil binder idea. It is so beautiful. The way you decorated it is so inspiring. I love your products and love collecting them. I agree with you no chocolate for me, I would rather have crafting supplies so I can create something new and beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

betjunroe said...

Love the beautiful cover Wendy! Megan looks fabulous with the flower in her hair! Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful set of stamps. Bette

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cover! I love that gorgeous Red Geranium heart! Beautiful color!
Thanks for the chance to win the pretty stamp set... delightful images!

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous project and awesome stamp set! Thank you for the chance to win! xxx

Pam said...

Perfecct stamp set!

Nancy D. said...

Love your project & the tips & techniques...Thank You..!

Carol H. said...

Love how you embossed the black heart to a red one. It's so pretty! Love following your blog and seeing all the awesome techniques you share! Thank you!

Cheryl Fisher said...

I am always looking for new ways to store and organize my supplies.....Thank you for the tip! and the tutorial! So.....pretty and those stamps...oo la la!

Amanda Openshaw said...

Fabulous techniques and stamps. Thank you for sharing with us. Xx

Debbie K. said...

Love your projects, Wendy. Especially love your 'Megan' stamp. I too would rather have craft supplies instead of candy...lol! Happy Valentines Day:)

cathy< jt said...

Love the project AND the stamp giveaway !! I have a valentines birthday ! Maybe I will win ! Lol
Cathy Thompson

cghundley said...

Happy Valentine's Day!
Great looking stamp set
and beautiful work on
your projects.
Carla from Utah

Marilyn said...

Megan is a perfect guardian for your stencils - and the binder is a great way to store them. Thanks for the tutorial and thanks for the update on your product availability. I have an order on its way to me now. Hurrah!!!!!

Maura said...

Beautiful set! Happy Valentine's Day. Feeling the love.

Becky said...

That hosta stamp is really growing on me...snerk. heh. But seriously I really like it. And that flower is great. I loves me some flowers. Thanks for the chance to win and I like your stencil binder!

Nancy said...

Thanks for everything, the tutorials, the extra email answers to the dumb questions I ask and for sharing bits and pieces of your art with us! I love it, and I'm waiting patiently (impatiently) to get all my stuff in so I can start creating myself!!! Love the hosta stamp and have the set already, so give to someone else who doesn't have it, but I do love it and Megan and all that's inbetween!!!!☺️💞☺️

kit cochran said...

Thanks for the detailed tutorial. Your art is so beautiful and I love your stamps.

kit cochran said...

Thanks for the detailed tutorial. Your art is so beautiful and I love your stamps.

kit cochran said...

Thanks for the detailed tutorial. Your art is so beautiful and I love your stamps.

kolohebratt808 said...

I'd prefer supplies over chocolate too! Happy Valentine's day and thank you for doing a giveaway!!

Kaye said...

Very cool, Wendy. Love the colored bottom border! And a chance to win that wonderful little Hosta stamp!

Jacki said...

Silly Wendy - you can have both supplies AND chocolate! Pure sweetness all around! ❤

Glen Henley said...

I really like no LOVE the projects and the stamp set! I need to explore Studio 490 for sure!

Debbie A said...

Really love the matte finish of these journal covers and newsprint. The sentiments on your stamps are really useful to mix & match. Love them.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Love the Stencil binder and the stamp set, love the sentiments

Lynn said...

Your new colors are wonderful! Thx for the opportunity to win!!!

Lisa H said...

very cool!!! great storage solution and I love how you decorated it. =)

Jean Dunning said...

I agree, I would rather have art supplies than chocolate! Thanks for another giveaway, Happy Valentines day

Petrified Peep Eater said...

I whole-heartedly agree, Art is the way to my heart... You can't have heart without "ART".

Meme said...

Great art, great supplies, and me? I am as about as random as they come Rick! LOL!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

I do love fabulous storage ideas & this is utterly fabulous & gorgeous.

Rea' said...

I don't know which I like best your blog or your projects ... always so enjoyable! Your projects are always amazing I LOVE the heart on the chain... so cool !! Happy Valentine's Day to you ! <3

Jennifer Waugh said...

Beatiful project Wendy :-)

Lissa Goldsmith said...

I absolutely adore how you use all your art supplies! Lissag123@verizon.net

Susan Battensby said...

Brilliant cover Wendy, just what I need for all my stencils which are currently in packets in a drawer. Thanks for the inspiration, I'm definitely going to do a version of this to hold them all. The stamp set would be a great starting point too!! Thanks for the chance to win your lovely stamps.

Dee in N.H. said...

Love your binder!!! I would also love to win that stamp set! Thanks for all you do!

Diane J said...

I love that stamp set. You have such great ideas. All the mix and matching gives a person many many options. I wish I had all the stencils!

Diane said...

Wendy, you are always teaching us new things! Thank you! And have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Suzanne Francke said...

Love the stencil binder idea. I have accumulated a lot of stencils recently and could use a new storage system. Love your work and your blog. You are always so inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win!

Immi said...

Great binder. I'm always interested in storage ideas!

stamping sue said...

Great idea! and megan looks so pretty with the flower in her hair.
thanks for the chance to win the stamp set.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Kathi said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Love the stencil binder--a fabulous idea. Megan looks quite happy with the flower in her hair.
Thanks for the opportunity to win the stamp set. Love your work.

Corissa Freeman said...

Just Love your style and all the stamps!!!

Amante del Papel said...

Fantastic Idea Megan, and thanks for think in us!

Heidi said...

Happy Valentines Day!!! And Wendy, I agree...product over candy andor flowers any day!! Great set , although they all are.

Laura Strack said...

Love the Hosta Stamp Set. It is a definite must have. Thank you for the chance to win a set. Happy Valentines Day!

Amare said...

Lovely stamp set! Like the sentiments and border :)

LChippy76 said...

B E A U T I F U L piece of ART !!!
GREAT information! ! !
And T H A N K S for the Chance to WIN!!!

famillemarleau said...

I love it. Happy Valentines Day to you and thanks for the chance. Johanne Lacombe

margie said...

another great set!
thanks Wendy,

Darlene G said...

My Valentine's Day would be perfect if I won your beautiful stamps. Thanks for the chance. Happy Valentine's day.

Tanya said...

Beautiful and I love those stamps!

Marci said...

That is a beautiful stamp set, would love it! Great tips from you, thank you for the tutorial.

Flo said...

You live life beautifully. Happy Valentines Day.

Sandra Luck said...

Oh YES, I would rather have art supplies rather than chocolate, too (or how about BOTH)!!!
What a lovely binder for your stencils! Your creativity is so contagious, Wendy.
With your latest ink colors in hand I am so eager to create!
Sweet Valentine blessings...~Sandie

nanastricter said...

Thanks for the storage tip! I'm being overtaken by folders!! Keep making ART....it shows your love. 💖

akmoose said...

I ALWAYS love to see what you are up to! Thanks for the opportunity to win some awesome stuff!

Roxanne Pafundi said...

I am absolutely loving all the new stamp sets from CHA2015! I know I really Need that chain...everytime I see it in a project....oooooh! Thanks for sharing this project. Truly yummy! :)

Marnie said...

That hosta stamp is awesome. I love all of the sentiments as well. Beautiful share today!

Julia Aston said...

Love your cover - such a great design!

Judy said...

Very pretty Wendy. I love the treatment on that heart, it looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Redanne said...

Megan is quite simply - stunning! The heart looks amazing too, love that and the butterfly too. Anne x

Wanda Hentges said...

Beautiful cover!!! Way cool doing the colors at the bottom with the stencil!! I would love, love, love to own this set of stamps!!!! Thanks for the chance to win it!!!

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE the idea of creating a cover for stencil storage and yours came out just great.

Bibliofil said...

Hi Wendy,

Really pretty covers! Now I am curious about your "stamp binders"
xx

Kimberly Cobb said...

Love your stencil back cover...I especially liked the chain stamped with the embossed red heart.

Rhonda said...

I love this! So, so cute. Thanks for the chance to win. :o)

jan said...

A really beautiful cover, the two most leading elements for me are the gorgeous flower in Megan's hair and of course the stunning dangling red heart with the amazing embossed finish. Thank you so much for sharing. x

I would prefer both the supplies and the chocolate haha xxx

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE the BEAUTIFUL embossed heart and the GORGEOUS flower in her hair - WOW!!!
Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day, FILLED with crafty treats!!!
THANK YOU for the chance to win :)

mamablitger said...

So nice to know that you love your blog followers. I'm sure all of us love you too. Love your blog, your tutorials, your fab give-awYs and of course YOU...
Thank you for sharing such an array of lovely projects. Just enjoy all you share !
Hugs from Monica.... Spain

sally said...

LOVE looks such I nice set! Rick....you got to pick me! I don't have any of Wendy's stuff & it's time I did have LOL...great to have a chance to win but most of all great to see all the wonders Wendy produces.

Sally

Natali Yarkova said...

Очень красивый штамп !!!
Красиво использованы детали в оформлении обложки !

Sue Kosec said...

Happy (belated) DAY OF LOVE to you and your Valentine. I am hoping it was spectacular and romantic from sun up to sun down.

What a great giveaway ... thanks Wendy. You ROCK!

Hoping you'll be in Texas for GASC again this year.

Hugs
SuZeQ

Ruby N said...

Amazing work

Sandra Bonagura said...

thanks - hope you had a nice Valentine's Day - I hear you on no chocolate for me - I would rather have art supplies!
Sandra ltb

Jenny Shepherd said...

I love your ideas, always full of inspiration, I do wish I didnt work full time to have more time to play with all my goodies and various hobbies!
Jen

IamUniquelyImperfect said...

Your creativity astounds me. This is such a wonderful idea for such a utilitarian purpose as organizing one's stensils. In other words, it's just brilliant!! Thank you so much for sharing. Love ya' Patricia B

Suzette said...

Fun fun give away! Thanks for sharing more great ideas! Good luck everyone!

Rachel Stern said...

Love the new stamp set! Thanks for all of your sharing and easy directions! Would love to win.

Carol McCready said...

Your cover is fantastic. Love that flower.

Thank you for the chance to win
such a great stamp set. Crazy for the sentiments.

Carol said...

A gorgeous project, love the stamps and colours used.